Among the qualities that help make Schmucks of the Week so noteworthy is their ability to learn absolutely nothing from past mistakes.
Although, in the case of Marvin Luna-Lovo, he may simply have been too blotto to have the slightest idea what the hell was going on.
That's one explanation for how he managed to be arrested for driving under the influence twice in three hours, with the second bust taking place after he'd gone through hours of law-enforcement processing for the first.
The story comes to us from the Aspen Times, which reveals that Luna-Lovo, 26, was initially pulled over at about 9:50 p.m. on Friday, October 30 while driving — erratically, we presume — along the 400 block of South Garmisch Street in Aspen.
During the stop, Luna-Lovo allegedly admitted to smoking marijuana and taking a shot — and it appears the former had more of an effect on his ability to stay on the road than did the latter. His blood-alcohol content registered at 0.2, well below the legal limit.
At 11:30 p.m., according to court records accessed by the Times, Luna-Lova was booked for driving under the influence of drugs, as well as for being behind the wheel without a driver's license — and by 12:19 a.m. on Halloween morning, he'd been released to what's described as a "responsible, sober friend."
The friend's responsibility is called into question by what happened next.
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At 12:48 a.m., an Aspen police officer saw a car making "jerky" lane changes and traveling at as much as twenty miles per hour under the speed limit.
Yes, it was Luna-Lovo, back on the road again. But not for long. He was promptly arrested again on the same charges as before; if he had a license, he hadn't bothered to grab it during his blessed 29 minutes of freedom.
Luna-Lovo was subsequently freed on a $1,000 personal recognizance bond that reportedly requires him to be "monitored for sobriety."
That last task may be a real challenge. Here's Luna-Lovo's booking photo.